RJ Gators was founded in 1986 with the belief that a place could be created to offer people good times, great food and an amazing dining experience all at a reasonable price.
The Business seemed to work everywhere it went as the locations grew throughout the State of Florida and into Texas. 26 stores in total were opened of RJ Gators and the business model was working extremely well. Then the real estate bust came…..and RJ Gators closed most of the locations.
RJ Gators in The Villages was the one remaining store for several years when the Parry’s decided to open a second RJ Gators and bring the brand back in 2013. Today the company proudly presents two RJ Gators locations in Florida and is growing throughout the Southeastern U.S. through franchising.
Even today, RJ Gator’s embodies the spirit of Florida, free-will, good times and relaxing environments create the all around dining experience only RJ Gators can offer.
THE LEGEND OF R.J. GATORS
WHEN R.J. GATOR WAS JUST A BABY GATOR, HE WANDERED AWAY FROM HIS FLORIDA SWAMP AND BECAME LOST. BY CHANCE, R.J. WAS FOUND BY SOME YOUNG GUITAR PLAYERS WHO TOOK HIM INTO THEIR CAMP WHERE HE LEARNED TO PLAY GUITAR MUSIC USING AN AMP. R.J. ALSO LEARNED TO SURF, HANG 10 AND WEAR REALLY TRENDY CLOTHES. R.J. IS NOW A GREAT CHEF SERVING UP THE BEST IN FRESH SEAFOOD AND OTHER FINE FARE TO ALL HIS FRIENDS IN HIS RESTAURANT. HE PLAYED THE GUITAR SO WELL HE BECAME KNOWN AS ROCKIN’ JAMMIN’ GATOR- THE NAME THAT SUITS HIM BEST.